Smart Mobility

Smart mobility is a phenomenon around which we attract specialists, developers and actors within and outside our own organisation. We expand our network of experts to develop new technologies and service solutions to promote traffic, logistics and human needs.

U-Multirank:Co-Publications with Industrial PartnersWe are seeking brave partners, such as service providers, technology companies, investors and researchers to join us in the creation of smarter mobility to benefit users. Together with the users and through trials we will find smart mobility applications in areas such as the development of autonomous vehicles.

Our activities focus on four themes:

  • Healthy and Sustainable Mobility
  • Laws, regulations and standards of Smart Mobility
  • Future Experts of Mobility
  • Unmanned Aviation


Sohjoa Baltic

Urban transportation is shifting toward electrification and automation, aiming to energy efficiency and safety for passengers. This change requires collaboration among public administration, research and stakeholders in developing, testing and promoting these technologies in public transportation. The project studies legal aspects and pilots the driverless first/last mile transportation solution in the cities across the Baltic Sea Region. The consortium partners are from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Norway, Poland and Sweden. Funded from Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme, 2017-2020.


The FABULOS (Future Automated Bus Urban Level Operation System) is a research and development project to establish and to deliver a systemic proof-of-concept on automated last mile public transport as part existing transport system of urban areas, based on the use of self-driving minibuses. The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and runs from 1 January 2018 until 31 December 2020. The partners are from Estonia, Finland, Greece, the Netherlands, Norway and Portugal.

Jätkäsaari Smart Mobility

The project is creating an urban test area for smart mobility solutions, where SMEs and startups specialising in mobility are provided with support in developing their business and opportunities to pilot their solutions in an interesting environment. Jätkäsaari is a seaside district in Helsinki, being developed into a nationally unique centre of new mobility, where companies can test their solutions with real customers and in real life traffic conditions. The project partners are Forum Virium Helsinki, Helsinki Business Hub and Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. Funded from European Regional Development Fund and Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council.

Perille Asti - Last Mile

In the Helsinki capital region, the project aims at developing sustainable mobility service concepts for the needs of both travellers and residents. The market-driven services piloted in the project will complement the current transport system in the target areas of Nuuksio Natural Park and “Rantaraitti” coastal area in Espoo, Aviapolis and other tourist destinations in Vantaa and in the area of Jätkäsaari in Helsinki. The project partners are City of Vantaa, Aalto University Foundation, Forum Virium Helsinki, Espoo Marketing, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and Demos ry. 2017-2019.

Lego robots on a shelf.

AutoMod project

The aim of the AutoMod project is to enhance the development of smart autonomous mobile solutions with circular economy as a use-case. The project will also pay attention to the development of new low-carbon products and services. In long term, the aim of the project is also to support the creation of an autonomous utility vehicle development cluster in the Uusimaa region. Project lead partner is Forum Virium Helsinki, participants are Espoo city and Metropolia University off Applied Sciences.

XR-SPACE project

The XR-SPACE project makes use of edge computing to develop XR technologies and techniques for virtual modelling and analysis as well as for transmitting the modelling information over the network in real time. One of the objectives is to seek to develop and utilize multi-dimensional analytics of vehicles operating in professional environments. Tampere University coordinates the project. Smart Mobility Innovation Hub and Helsinki XR Center of the Metropolia UAS are involved in the project as research partners. There are also ten Finnish technology firms in the project, e.g. Noka, Finnair and SAAB Finland.

Collaboration platforms

Metropolia Workshop

Metropolia Workshop is unique project workshop for automotive and transportation RDI projects.


Garage - robotics and artificial intelligence workshops

Garages are workshops where companies can increase their competitiveness and respond to global challenges with the help of robotics, artificial intelligence and new technologies.


Oscar Nissin

Oscar Nissin
Innovation Director
oscar.nissin [at] (oscar[dot]nissin[at]metropolia[dot]fi)
tel +358 40 674 8224

Anna-Maria Vilkuna
Director, RDI
anna-maria.vilkuna [at] (anna-maria[dot]vilkuna[at]metropolia[dot]fi)
tel. +358 40 334 7929